Splash and Dash
Race Date: May 3, 2015
Location: Chastain Park Pool, 235 West Wieuca, Atlanta, GA 30342 Click for directions:
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Race Start Time: All times after the initial start time are estimates and may vary.
- Seniors: 12 – 14 years old: 11:15 am
- Intermediates: 9 – 11 years old: 11:30 am
- Juniors: 6 – 8 years old: 11:45 am
Late Registration or packet pick up is available at the following locations. Please note that there will be no registration on race morning however once registered you may still pick up your packet race morning.
Packet Pick-Up Information and Locations:
There will be NO registration on race morning
Age Rule: This event will follow the USAT “Age-Up rule”. This means that the age of the athlete is determined not by the age on race day but the age the athlete will be on December 31, 2014. Example, if your child is 8 years old today but will turn 9 on, let’s say November 20, 2014, he/she will race as a 9 year old. This may require that your athlete goes from the Junior category to the Intermediate (longer race distance). If the distance is a concern of yours, you may choose to race-down (stay in the Junior category). But this must be done by 4:00 pm on May 3, 2014 (day before race). He/she will still get a final race time, however, you will not be eligible for awards (still get finisher’s medal). We want to make sure that kids are comfortable with the distance, have fun and are safe as a priority!
- Distances for the Splash and Dash will vary, depending on the age of participants:
- Junior 6 – 8, 50 yard swim and 500 yard run
- Intermediate 9 – 11, 100 yard swim and 1K run
- Senior 12 – 14, 200 yard swim and 2K run
In accordance with USA Triathlon rules, an athlete’s racing age is his/her age on December 31st of the competition year. Splash and Dash will assign athletes to their respective age division according to their age on December 31 per USAT rules.
Body Marking: Participants will have a race number marked on their arms and legs by our staff and volunteers. Each participant will have their age marked on the back of their leg.
Registration and Athlete Check-In: A parent or legal guardian and the athletes must be present during athlete check in to sign waivers.
USAT Membership and Waiver: It is mandatory that ALL PARTICIPANTS have a current USAT Youth Membership. A one-day membership is $10. If you already have a membership or have registered online with your membership number, you must show your USAT card at this point. Waivers: Parents/guardians must sign all waivers in order for their child/children to participate. Athlete Check-In – Parent/Guardian and participant must go to this table. We will cross reference your online registration and you will be asked to sign the waivers and will be given their racer number.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A USAT MEMBERSHIP THAT YOU DID NOT PURCHASE ON-SITE OR WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE THROUGH ACTIVE.COM YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR USAT YOUTH MEMBERSHIP CARD. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW THIS ID YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP ON-SITE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
You will pick up the following:
1. Race Bib (to wear on the front of shirt or race belt).
2. Timing Chip – Pick up your assigned timing chip and wear on left ankle
3. T-Shirt – Pick up your cool Splash and Dash T-Shirt!
Swim Start: The swim will take place in the outdoor heated, 25 yard pool. The swim will be a time trial start, one child at a time in approximately 3 second intervals. Kids will swim up one lane and upon reaching the end of the lane, move over to the next lane and swim down (flip turns allowed). This will be similar to zig-zag or switch-back formation.
Swim Course and Water Safety: Wetsuits are allowed however the pool will be heated. We will have a large team of Lifeguards and Water Safety Marshalls that will be surrounding the pool.
Run Course: The run course will be on paved walkway. Please make sure your child knows what division he/she is in, as we will be referring to division to help direct participants along the course.
Aid Stations: There will be one aid station on the run course. Aid station will have water.
Timing: Our race will be chip-timed. EACH PARTICIPANT MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP AT ALL TIMES DURING THE RACE OR HE/SHE WILL NOT RECEIVE A TIME RESULT. Once the participant has crossed the finish line there will be volunteers retrieving the timing chip. ALL TIMING CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED. Timing results will be posted on the Georgia Multisports Productions website.
Medals and Awards: The primary mission of the Splash and Dash is to deliver a high quality youth experience for the entire family that is focused on fitness, fun and safety. In keeping with this mission, all finishers will receive commemorative medals. Trophies will be awarded to the Top finisher in each individual age group per gender (i.e. Top 2 Boys age 6, Top 2 Girls age 6). The awards ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the final finisher crosses the line. Award Ceremony will be held in the Chastain Pool area.
General Rules (full rules will be in packet): The Splash and Dash follows all USAT rules and regulations. For a complete list of rules, please visit the USAT website listed below. http://www/usatriathlon.org/resources/about-events/rules
- Designated swim caps must be worn
- No nudity in the transition
- No diving in the pool
- Timing chip must be worn at all times during the race to receive race times
- Race numbers (bibs)must be worn at all times during the run portion
- Parents are not allowed on the pool deck.
What to Bring (Equipment):
- Running Shoes
Parent Conduct: Splash and Dash environment is a safe and fun place for kids to participate in the great sport of triathlon. In order to ensure that your children walk away with the best experience, we need to uphold a positive and supportive atmosphere at all times. Parents are asked to be supportive of all the children that are out there trying their best to achieve their goals, Bad conduct from a parent can result in a disqualification of their own child. Bad conduct constitutes of the following (but not limited to):
- Negative comments to your own child or another child
- Yelling at volunteers, race officials, other parents or participants
- Interference with participants or race officials
Any disputes must be taken up with a race official (not a volunteer). The protocol for a dispute is to go to the registration booth and ask to have a race official notified. Once a race official is with you, please calmly explain your dispute. It is our goal for everyone to walk away with a great experience so we will do our best to resolve all issues in a timely and pleasant manner. We look forward to a safe and exciting Splash and Dash event!
Questions: Please direct Splash and Dash questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Race: Food, music, and door prizes available following awards ceremony.
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sport of Triathlon. We suggest all our participants become familiar with USA Triathlon Rules and Regulations. Officials will be present enforcing these rules.
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